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Bristol, University of the West of England

Interior Design

UCAS Code: 2C3W

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards a overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:15,P:30

Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level two Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

No specific subjects required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

No specific subjects required.

UCAS Tariff

112
70%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Design studies

BA(Hons) Interior Design teaches you the skills you need to take up employment in the interior design industry.This is a technical learning programme, with a focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. Youll work with traditional tools and the latest technology and examine the principles underlying space, detailing, finish, craft and digital processes. Our exceptional facilities and resources include industry standard digital studios and fabrication workshops.Develop your conceptual abilities and technical skills to design for bespoke one-off projects and industrial production. Learn to view spaces differently and seek new design opportunities within them. Build the skills base to transform your vision from concept to reality with a real understanding in materials, details and design theory.Our strong industry links with the thriving city of Bristol and beyond ensure ongoing input from individual designers and established design companies. Attend regular guest lectures and events to help you explore employment opportunities. Past speakers include Arup Lighting, Wylde IA and Amarelle, with technical demonstrations provided by Corian, Egger, Vescom and others. Take on work experience and placements throughout the degree, including international exchange.The course provides excellent preparation for a career in commercial and domestic interiors, retail, leisure, and exhibition design. You could also choose to specialise in furniture, product or lighting design.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


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Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Design occupations
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

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